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Supreme Court

UPSC Allows Unmarried Women For Defence, Naval Exams Following SC Verdict

Sep 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court last month had issued its verdict to allow unmarried women to apply for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam.

Centre Finds Caste Census Of Backward Classes Administratively Difficult, Tells SC

Sep 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government has said that caste enumeration in Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 was “fraught” with mistakes and inaccuracies.

Congress Welcomes SC Observation To Set Up Expert Committee Over Pegasus Row

The Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Supreme Court observation of setting up a ‘technical committee’ on Pegasus row is a ‘right step in this direction’.

SC To Announce Its Decision On Pegasus Snooping Row Next Week

Sep 23, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court said the decision on the pleas into the Pegasus snooping row will be announced next week.

SC Rejects Centre's Request To Postpone Women's Entry In NDA By One Year

The Supreme Court noted the urgency of the matter as it said that the armed forces are the best response team to deal with emergency situations and it is hopeful that necessary arrangements will be made... without delay.

22 September, 2021

SC Declines Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple's Plea Seeking Exemption From Audit.

Outlook Web Desk

Run by the Travancore Royal Family, Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple's monthly expenses are Rs. 1.25 crore. However, it is only able to get Rs. 60-70 Lakh, temple administration says.

21 September, 2021

Supreme Court Puts Stay On Order Asking Yash Raj Films To Pay Compensation For Excluding 'Jabra Fan' From The Film

Outlook Web Bureau

The top court's order came while hearing an appeal filed by Yash Raj Films Pvt Ltd challenging an order of NCDRC which upheld State Commission's 2017 direction to pay compensation at Rs .10,000 to the complainant Afreen Fatima Zaidi along with litigation cost of Rs.5,000.

15 September, 2021

CJI Slams Centre For Delay In Tribunal Appointments, Says Litigants Can't Be Left In Lurch

While observing that "Cherry-Picking" was done in Tribunal appointments, the Supreme Court pulled up centre after it also missed the deadline for appointments. Important tribunals in the country are facing a shortage of presiding officers, judicial and technical members.

13 September, 2021

SC Asks Centre To Reconsider COVID-19 Compensation Guidelines

Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court asked Centre to reconsider decision to exclude compensation for those who died by suicide.

13 September, 2021

Pegasus Row: Centre Tells SC Matter Is Not For 'Public Discussion', Refuses To File Detailed Affidavit

Outlook Web Desk

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that a committee of domain experts will be constituted and its report would be made available to the Supreme Court.

13 September, 2021

This US Supreme Court Judge Is Concerned About The Institution's Public Image

Associated Press (AP)

Justice Amy Coney Barret of the US Supreme Court was speaking at Rep Senator Mitch McConnell's McConnell Center's 30th anniversary.

12 September, 2021

SC To Hear Pleas Seeking Independent Probe Into Pegasus Snooping Case

Outlook Web Desk

The pleas before the Supreme Court demand an independent probe into the alleged snooping on certain people in the country involving Israeli spyware Pegasus.

12 September, 2021

Employer Can Transfer Employee To Any Place Considering Requirement: SC

Outlook Web Desk

The Supreme Court in its order said an employee cannot insist for a posting to a particular area.

08 September, 2021

Indian Judiciary Has 4.5 Crore Pending Cases, Tribunals Have over 240 Vacancies

Kamalika Ghosh

There are about 25 vacancies in the Railway Claims Tribunal, while National Green Tribunal has 30 and Central Administrative Tribunal has 32 vacancies. The National Company Law Tribunal has a total of 33 vacancies. The Armed Forces Tribunal, the nodal body for resolving disputes within the armed forces, has 23 vacancies in total.

08 September, 2021

Door-To-Door Covid-19 Vaccination Is Difficult In India Due To Diverse Conditions: Supreme Court

Outlook Web Desk

'In Ladakh the situation is different from Kerala. In Uttar Pradesh the situation is different from any other state. There are different kinds of problems in every state in this vast country,' the bench said.

08 September, 2021

Axis Bank Marks Section 377 Verdict Anniversary With LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Policies

Outlook Web Bureau

Effective September 20, individuals belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community will be able to open a joint savings bank account or a term deposit with their same-sex partner.

07 September, 2021

Pegasus Row: SC Allows More Time To Centre, Fixes Pleas For Hearing On September 13

Outlook Web Bureau

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana had issued a notice to the Centre on the pleas on August 17, while making it clear that it did not want the government to disclose anything which compromises national security.

06 September, 2021

SC Refuses To Defer NEET-UG Exam Scheduled From September 12; Check Details

Outlook Web Bureau

The bench said the respective boards will do their job and the court will not interfere with examinations in such a situation.

Photo Gallery

West Bengal Government school teachers after offering prayers at the historic Kalighat Kali temple for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's win in Bhabanipur by-poll, in Kolkata.

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All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLAs sit in a silent protest in front of B.R Ambedkar statue at Secretariat, against the inhumane eviction and killing of innocent people by state police force in Assam eviction...

PTI Photo

Actor Raza Murad addresses at a press conference ahead of his role as 'Kumbhakaran' in Ramleela act, in Noida.

PTI Photo

Police personnel use water cannon on the members of Chandigarh Pradesh Congress Committee, during a dharna and protest against anti-people policies in Chandigarh.

PTI Photo

Relatives of Jitender Gogi, wait for his body at mortuary of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, a day after the shooting incident, in New Delhi.

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

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Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu